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Former prison officers held over alleged misconduct

Two ex-prison officers have been arrested by officers as part of Operation Elveden. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Two former prison officers have been arrested in connection with Scotland Yard's inquiry into alleged inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

The 47-year old man and 44-year-old woman were arrested by Operation Elveden officers at an address in Suffolk.

They were arrested for alleged misconduct in a public office and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office and are in custody at a police station in Suffolk.

There have now been 89 arrests under Operation Elveden which is looking at allegations of inappropriate payments.

It is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is running alongside Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police's phone-hacking inquiry.

Man and woman arrested as part of Operation Elveden

A man and a woman have been arrested as part of the police investigation into alleged corrupt payments by journalists for information, known as Operation Elveden.

A 55-year-old man, a tutor, was arrested at a passenger ferry terminal on the Isle of Wight on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.

A retired 55-year-old woman, who is believed to have been previously employed in a prison, was arrested at her home in the Isle of Wight on suspicion of the same offence and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

Both are being questioned at a Newport police station.

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Three journalists cleared over Elveden allegations

Three members of newspaper staff will face no further action from prosecutors examining files from Operation Elveden, the ongoing investigation into phone hacking and other related matters.

The journalists had faced allegations of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

A fourth suspect remains on police bail in relation to the allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

CPS: Sun journalist and prison officer charged

A Sun journalist and prison officer are to be charged as part of Operation Elveden, the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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Former NHS worker arrested under Operation Elveden

A woman who used to work for the NHS has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.

Scotland Yard said the 52-year-old was arrested at 6am at her home in Derbyshire for suspected misconduct in a public office.

Her arrest is the 70th under Operation Elveden, Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged payments to public officials. It's running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the Met's phone-hacking inquiry.

Two prison officers arrested in Elveden inquiry

Metropolitan Police have arrested two serving prison officers as part of their investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

Officers from Operation Elveden arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of misconduct and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct and money laundering.

Operation Elveden is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police's phone-hacking inquiry.

What is Central Communications Command?

The Metropolitan Police have announced that a member of staff from its own Central Communications Command has been arrested under Operation Elveden.

  • Central Communications Command is the part of the Met that deals with emergency calls and the despatching of police officers to incidents across the capital
  • Provides specialist communication support for large-scale public occasions and events
  • Employs more than 2,000 people in three call centres

Member of Metropolitan Police staff arrested

Metropolitan Police say they have arrested a woman who works for the force's Central Communications Command as part of their investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

The 38-year-old was arrested at her home in Essex this morning on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and suspected corruption.

It marks the 67th arrest under Operation Elveden.

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